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Hi -- I've googled quite a bit to see if it's possible to ignore an application (not just a file or folder) from Alfred search?

 

Use case: I love using Alfred to launch Finder, however I just my new company laptop came with a weird program ("Identity Finder") preinstalled. Now when I search Finder I keep accidentally opening this other program, which I hardly ever use!

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Hi -- I've googled quite a bit to see if it's possible to ignore an application (not just a file or folder) from Alfred search?

 

Use case: I love using Alfred to launch Finder, however I just my new company laptop came with a weird program ("Identity Finder") preinstalled. Now when I search Finder I keep accidentally opening this other program, which I hardly ever use!

 

The easiest thing to do is open Spotlight preferences, navigate to the Privacy tab and then drag the application/file/folders you wish to hide into there. Alfred uses Spotlights metadata server so if Spotlight ignores it, Alfred will also.

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Hi -- I've googled quite a bit to see if it's possible to ignore an application (not just a file or folder) from Alfred search?

 

Use case: I love using Alfred to launch Finder, however I just my new company laptop came with a weird program ("Identity Finder") preinstalled. Now when I search Finder I keep accidentally opening this other program, which I hardly ever use!

 

If you follow David's suggestion, be sure to type "reload" into Alfred afterwards to clear the cache and ensure that Identity Finder doesn't come up in results :)

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